Cowboys 4 life wrote:
Bumbed that America lost.
What gets me is that the US and Canada had the same overall record in the end. The US proved they could beat the Canadian team by beating them in the qualifying round. The losers get rewarded with a 2nd chance and the undefeated team gets rewarded with a do or die game for the gold.
First full game I have watched since Gretzski was on the Kings. Knapp was dead on though. The average American can care less about hockey even though the game has way more action that any other sport. Its a sport where I watch the standings weekly and as soon as my team (Kings) are down in the standings I don't look anymore. Heck I can't even name one player on my favorite team.
I disagree. Canada had to go through Russia and Slovakia just to get a rematch. They earned it. I still think we have a better team, though. This should make for a GREAT rivalry for the next few olympics. (We're gonna be expecting gold 4 years from now)
Here's the all star team of the tourney...
Goal: Ryan Miller, USA
Defense: Brian Rafalski, USA. Shea Weber, Canada.
Forwards: Pavol Demitra, Slovakia. Zach Parise, USA. Jonathan Toews, Canada.
US makes up half the team, plus MVP and best defenseman. Pretty awesome